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    Article Added: 20 Apr 2018

    On April 13thLiveryman Andy Phillips organised a splendid visit to the Wallace Collection. This museum houses an eclectic collection of fine and decorative arts from the 15thto 19thCenturies. Located in a substantial town house in Manchester Square, for many in our party the address was familiar as the name taken by the former Manchester Square Fire Station, one of London’s most historic f ...

    Article Added: 02 Mar 2018

    On a recent visit to Buxton our roving reporter David Holt called in at Buxton Fire Station to leave a copy of Salamander and to ensure that the firefighters were aware of the work of the Company and our Charitable Trust. The station is crewed by full-time firefighters and a retained crew. It has two pumps and an impressive range of specials. These include and aging but much-loved ALP, a Water ...

    Article Added: 02 Mar 2018

    International Women’s Day 2018 – Come and test out your Firefighting skills To celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March) this year we are holding two female ‘Have a go’ sessions at Stopsley and Bedford Community Fire Stations. These sessions give you an insight in to the role of a modern day Firefighter working for Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. Each o ...

    Article Added: 22 Feb 2018

    The Master and Mistress were privileged to attend the banquet for the incoming Lord Mayor at the Guildhall on Monday 13th November which was attended by the Prime Minister. Sadly The Master was not called upon to make a speech after the Incoming Lord Mayor , The outgoing Lord Mayor , The Prime Minister , The Lord Chancellor and The Archbishop of Canterbury had all had their say ,but as everyone wa ...

    Article Added: 22 Feb 2018

    The annual inter-livery pancake races took place on Shrove Tuesday, February 13th, 2018. Hosted by the Worshipful Company of Poulters the event draws a large crowd to Guildhall Yard to watch City Companies compete, wearing full regalia and customised aprons. Alas, the day was bitterly cold and wet so, with treacherous conditions underfoot, Health and Safety kicked in, limiting the “races&rd ...

    Article Added: 22 Feb 2018

    A sleeping man was rescued from a fire in his bedroom last night after neighbours alerted Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue. An upstairs smoke alarm had had the battery removed and if not for the swift action of Firefighters the man could have lost his life. Fire Control were alerted by a neighbour about a fire in Markham Crescent, Dunstable at 8.50pm last night (Tuesday, 20 February) and dispatched t ...

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